Community: Pathway to connect Lyttelton to Te Ana Marina

From Monday November 16 contractors will begin constructing a pathway, two new pedestrian crossings and relocating the Sutton Quay Port access gate, creating a pedestrian link from Norwich Quay to Te Ana Marina.

Currently, there is no pedestrian access from Sutton Quay to Te Ana Marina, meaning people must either use the stairs from Simeon Quay to the back of Te Ana Marina, or walk down to Godley Quay.

Deputy Mayor of Christchurch and Councillor for the Banks Peninsula ward Andrew Turner says he’s excited to see the Lyttelton community gain additional access to the waterfront.

“Whakaraupō / Lyttelton Harbour is a special place to many people. We know that particularly during the COVID-19 level 4 lockdown earlier this year Te Ana Marina was very a popular spot for locals to walk and enjoy some fresh air.

“Providing this walkway will mean people can now easily walk from Lyttelton’s town centre to Te Ana Marina.

“I’m looking forward to seeing more families and visitors down on the waterfront this summer – this is the perfect spot for a picnic, a walk along the promenade or a chance to take in the stunning harbour views.”

LPC’s GM Engagement and Sustainability Phil de Joux says since Te Ana Marina was opened by the Port in 2018, it has been fantastic to see the community use the recreational area as a space to connect and enjoy.

“While the new pathway is being constructed, no vehicles or pedestrians will be able to access the inner harbour via Sutton Quay. Alternative access and traffic management is in place for LPC’s customers and Port users.

The new pathway is expected to be completed by mid-December.

“We’re expecting to have the pedestrian pathway ready in time for the community to enjoy over the summer holidays,” says Phil.

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